Cincinnati at Milwaukee

W: K. Davis (1-0) L: M. Belisle (2-6)
HR: CIN - K. Griffey (26)   MIL - C. Hart (1)

Brewers 8, Reds 3

CBS wire reports

MILWAUKEE -- Corey Hart's busy day was worth it.

The rookie picked up his first career hit, a three-run homer that capped a five-run eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped the Cincinnati Reds' 10-game road winning streak with an 8-3 victory Sunday.

Milwaukee recalled Hart from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday night and he didn't arrive in town until Sunday morning.

"Corey came in, got off the plane, got dressed, took batting practice and smoked the ball two or three times," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "He finally got a hold of one."

Lyle Overbay hit a go-ahead single in the eighth for Milwaukee, which had lost its last five games. The Brewers also halted Cincinnati's season-high five-game winning streak.

"Yes, it was (a good run)," Cincinnati manager Jerry Narron said. "In the eighth, I thought we were going to win."

Rickie Weeks led off the eighth with a single off reliever Matt Belisle (2-6). The right-hander then botched a sacrifice bunt attempt by Bill Hall that put runners at first and second.

"It was a classic case of rushing it," Belisle said. "I didn't get it done. It was an easy play."

Narron agreed.

"Our bullpen has been outstanding," he said. "It goes back to if Matt fields the bunt, the inning is entirely different. To me, that's the big play."

Overbay, who entered the game with a .548 batting average against Cincinnati this season, failed to put down a sacrifice bunt, but redeemed himself with a single to right that scored Weeks.

"It makes the manager a little bit happier and you don't lose sleep over that," Overbay said. "I tried to bunt a couple of bad balls. Even if I had moved the runners over, that's a success. That's what I was trying to do."

Milwaukee added another run on a fielder's choice by Geoff Jenkins. Hart later homered with two outs for the first RBI of his career.

"I just wanted to go out there and try to get a hit," said Hart, who was 0-for-3 before his homer. "I was able to get one up and get it out of here."

Reliever Kane Davis (1-0), appearing in his first major-league game since May 12, 2002, recorded the final out in the eighth for his first win since April 28, 2002, for the New York Mets.

Cincinnati tied it at 3-all in the eighth on a two-out single by Ken Griffey Jr. With runners on first and second, Austin Kearns followed with a sharp line drive that was caught by a diving Jenkins in right field.

"No one in the world, I thought, would catch that ball," Narron said.

Wes Helms' double in the seventh had given Milwaukee a brief 3-2 lead.

Doug Davis didn't have a decision for the eighth time in nine starts. The left-hander retired 10 batters in a row at one point. He struck out nine, two shy of his career high, and allowed four hits in seven innings.

"It was a win for Davis," Yost said. "We were hoping it'd be for Doug Davis, as well as Doug's pitched. Doug's been sitting on nine wins for a long time."

Cincinnati starter Brandon Claussen had won his last three starts. But the left-hander allowed six hits in six innings to remain winless in three starts against Milwaukee this season.

Cincinnati took a 1-0 lead in the third on Sean Casey's run-scoring single, but Milwaukee answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Doug Davis led off with his first career triple off Griffey's glove in center field. Weeks followed with a sharp groundball off the glove of diving third baseman Edwin Encarnacion that scored Davis. Weeks stole second, took third on Hall's fly to center, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Overbay.

Griffey led off the fourth with his 26th homer to tie it at 2-2.


Milwaukee made several transactions before the game. Relievers Matt Wise and Julio Santana were placed on the 15-day DL. To take their place, the Brewers recalled pitcher Jose Capellan from Nashville and purchased the Kane Davis contract from Nashville. Jeff Cirillo was transferred to the 60-day DL. ... The last triple by a Milwaukee pitcher was by Jeff D'Amico on April 12, 2001, against Houston. ... The Reds haven't won more than 10 consecutive road games since setting the club record of 15 from April 22-May 27, 1957.

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Players of the Game

C. Hart
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

K. Griffey
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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RBI - Sean Casey (47), Ken Griffey Jr. 2 (80)
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Matt Belisle (L,2-6)0121000 4.13
Kent Mercker 0.1122000 3.02
Jason Standridge 0.2111011 2.25
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Bill Hall, SS3100001 .266
Lyle Overbay, 1B3122000 .281
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3B - Doug Davis (1, Claussen)
HR - Corey Hart (1, Standridge)
SF - Lyle Overbay (4)
SH - Bill Hall (2)
RBI - Rickie Weeks (26), Lyle Overbay 2 (58), Geoff Jenkins (58), Wes Helms (19), Corey Hart 3 (3)
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Attendance - 29262
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - John Hirschbeck, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Jim Reynolds